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adv. & adj.
Not straightforward; secret or underhand.


transacted in an underhand manner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.under-the-table - designed and carried out secretly or confidentiallyunder-the-table - designed and carried out secretly or confidentially; "a sub-rosa report"; "has their under-the-table backing"
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
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Regarding the remarks of "expressed willingness for talks over multiple times," the Cheong Wa Dae official said on condition of anonymity, "It is unclear whether it means open announcements or under-the-table contacts with the U.
The practice of remitting 20%-30% of STL actual income must be stopped, as a percentage of the outstanding balance finances nefarious under-the-table payola of uniformed men and officials.
He alleged that the SNGPL officials were diverting domestic consumers' gas quota to commercial and industrial consumers to earn more profit, along with under-the-table payments.
But federal immigration crackdowns have made some undocumented workers afraid to accept under-the-table work.
Many in the Syrian opposition believe that an under-the-table agreement has been reached between the Russians and the US, on who takes what in Syria.
Price is easily the biggest differentiating factor between legal weed and under-the-table cannabis.
GST is a simple, transparent system which prevents generation of black money and curbs corruption," said Modi who jolted the country last year by withdrawing more than 85 percent of India's bank notes from circulation in a clampdown on under-the-table dealings.
Steve McClaren's "magnifi-cent" signings look as though they were the result of some under-the-table payments from a rich Boro fan.
The amendment will ensure the viability of private broadcasters by minimizing their dependence on the banking system and under-the-table deals with politicians, according to the government.
We believe that is due to under-the-table money and laundering.
Speaking on state TV's morning talk show, Pamborides shocked the hosts when he admitted that doctors still receive under-the-table money to help patients receive treatment faster, a notorious practice stemming from the inefficient systems that created endless waiting lines for patients.
Secondly, they can help by pulling back from under-the-table hidden arms transfers from Iran through Syria to Lebanon that are going to threaten Israel.